It is women’s month once again, a time to be most proud of the achievements that women all over the world have accomplished - may it be for others or for ourselves. This month is also a time for reflection for us to know what work still needs to be done in certain areas of our lives. With that said, one way to empower our bodies and center our minds is through yoga.
Connect with your body in a positive way. Many of us struggle with body image issues and negative self-talk. Yoga can help us, women, connect with our bodies in a positive way, promoting self-acceptance and self-love. Through the practice of yoga, we can learn to listen to our bodies and honor their needs, rather than pushing ourselves to meet unrealistic standards.
Yoga can be a powerful tool for managing stress because it encourages relaxation and deep breathing. When we are stressed, our bodies enter a "fight or flight" response that can lead to increased heart rate, muscle tension, and shallow breathing. Yoga helps counteract these effects by slowing down the breath and relaxing the body.
Flexibility and Strength
Yoga can help improve both flexibility and strength, allowing us to feel more balanced in our bodies. Certain yoga poses, such as Downward Facing Dog and Warrior II, can help stretch the hamstrings, hips, and shoulders while building strength in the arms, legs, and core.
If you're a woman who hasn't tried yoga before, consider giving it a try this Women's Month – you might be surprised at how much it can benefit you both physically and mentally. Try it out with Splore!